f&d cartier

March 5, 2014 - March 30, 2014

Wait and See
image captured March 6, 2014
installation view, Blue Sky
Wait and See
2014
installation shot, St. Albans, UK

image © f&d cartier

Dr. AK W Tannen, Trier, 1890
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Kodak, Ltd., Bruxelles, 1910 / Lumiere, Paris/Lyon, 1915 / Kodak, Ltd., Bruxelles, 1915
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Gevaert France, Pont-a-Marcq, 1940
2011
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Sears Roebuck & Co., Chicago, 15 Feb. 1919, Postcards / Anthony & Scovill Co., Binghampton, NY, Feb. 1911, Cabinet / Lanier & Hrdlicka, Wien, 1915, Postkarten
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Lumiere & Jougla, Paris, 1910 / Lumiere & Jougla, Paris, 1910 / Gevaert, made in Belgium, 1940
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY, Exp. Dec. 1, 1920 / Agfa Leverkusen, 1950 / Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY, Exp. Apr. 1, 1929
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Elliot & Sons, Barnet, England, 1906, Postcards / Wellington & Ward, Elstree, England, 1910 / Ilford, Ltd., Ilford, England, 1950 / Kodak, made in England, 1950
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

M. Biot, Bel-Air Macon, 1900 / Sears Roebuck & Co., Chicago, 15 Feb. 1919, Postcards / Agfa Ansco, Binghampton, NY, exp. Sept. 1927
2011
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Samum Industrie K.G., Wien, 1915 / Kodak Ltd., London, 1905 / Leonar Werke AG, Hamburg-Wandsbeck, 1950
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

Kodak, Made in Great Britain, 1930s / Leto Photo Company Ltd., London, 1900s
2013
Luminogram (expired B&W photographic papers, exposed but not processed)
16" X 20"

image © f&d cartier, $1,200

f&d cartier

Wait and See

Wait and See is a site-specific photographic installation uniquely created for Blue Sky. For each iteration of this project, artists Françoise and Daniel Cartier use a variety of antique photo-sensitive papers that have never before been exposed to light to create an original composition within a particular exhibition space. Once the installation is unveiled, the natural and artificial light in the room alters the colors of the papers, with the intensity and duration of light exposure determining the gradation of hues and leaving behind visible patterns. Through this more abstract approach to photography, f&d cartier draw attention to the durational nature of the medium and the story that light can tell outside of the camera.

Since 1995, Swiss artists Françoise and Daniel Cartier have worked collaboratively as f&d cartier to produce photographic works predominantly without the use of a camera. They have exhibited their work extensively in their native Switzerland as well as internationally in Argentina, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Their work is currently housed in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark; Kunstsammlung F. Hoffman-LaRoche AG in Basel, Switzerland; and the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Following the publication of their monograph Roses (Niggli, 2006), f&d cartier released their newest book, Wait and See (Ffotogallery, 2013) in conjunction with their recent solo exhibition at Ffotogallery in Wales. In 2005, the artists exhibited work from their Roses series at Blue Sky in photolucida’s Critical Mass group show.